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Sep 16 2013

Stung by Bethany Wiggins

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Bloomsbury, 2013. ISBN 9781408840665.
(Age: Older teens) Stung is an all-star, action packed novel written by author Bethany Wiggins that creates an aura of adrenaline and excitement for the reader who gets hooked by this elaborate masterpiece. The twists in the plot gives a sense of mystery and suspicion and keeps the reader guessing while they enjoy life-like dialogue between characters and realistic situations that the characters find themselves in. A book best suited for older teenagers rather than younger teens due to some themes included, these themes may confuse younger readers.
Fiona wakes up in the middle of disaster; the people she loves are missing, her house is a ruin and she has physically aged by a few years. This is what happens when life as you know it is plunged into chaos . . . Over bees. Waking up, she finds a strange tattoo on her hand and something moving in her house as well as a lack of memories. Making an escape, she walks out into a brand new world. Houses are deserted and the people she knew have either changed or disappeared. Finding confidence in an old friend, Fiona tries to understand what has happened to her, her family and friends and the place she grew up.
This is a twist of a novel and I can't wait for the sequel to be published; I thank the author for a brilliant read that kept me excited and addicted to the very last page.
Sarah Filkin

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